In this Feb. 19, 2017  photo, freelance journalist Matt Terrell stands next to a marker he designed that shows Atlanta's HIV infection rate, which is updated once a week. It is on display outside the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.
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In this Feb. 19, 2017 photo, freelance journalist Matt Terrell stands next to a marker he designed that shows Atlanta's HIV infection rate, which is updated once a week. It is on display outside the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.

Atlanta is the fifth highest metro area for rates of new HIV diagnoses, but recent data shows annual infection rates in the state are dropping, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We learned more about the fight to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS with Tiffany Roan, the state’s regional director for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation